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At the beginning of Act 4, what is Shakespeare's purpose in having Othello fall into a trance when Iago tells him that Cassio did lie "with her, on her, what you will"?

A

It provides a setting which will allow for Othello to be hospitalized.

B

It will let Desdemona see Othello as a weak character.

C

It shows the Renaissance belief that physical and mental health parallel each other. Othello's physical ailment implies that he has also become mentally ill.

D

It shows that Iago's evil character has transcended to Othello and is manifesting through his physical ailment.

E

It shows that Othello is so weak that he feigns illness to stop listening to Iago talk about Desdemona and Cassio's affair.

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